CAPA Corner: Words of Encouragement from the Central Area Pastors Association

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In our society, we value control.  We like it when the outcome of a situation comes under our leadership.  In many cases this is just fine.  For example, I am just fine with a police officer being in control of a gun because he has had training and has proven to be a protector of the people.  In other words, he will use the control he has in the proper way.  However, there are times when someone has control over something that they have no experience to handle.
For instance, if you bought a brand new car, who would you trust to drive it?  Would it be my precious two-year-old son?  Probably not!  Why?  Because he is not yet capable or experienced to be able to properly handle the machine.  No one in their right mind would dream of letting my two-year-old drive.  You would only end up with a wrecked car!
This brings up a question in my mind: Who are you letting control your life?  Think about it for a moment?  Are you allowing the influence of others to direct your decisions?  Are you making the choices yourself and doing what you want?  Or is God the one who is guiding your life? 
Though we hate to admit it, we are not the best choice for operating our lives on our own.  No one has ever had experienced living a life before.  We only have one shot.  No one can truly know the future or be able to see the outcome of decisions.  Further, even with good intentions, we can often make mistakes.  No, a better candidate for control of your life is Jesus Christ.  Think about it.  He created the earth and everything in it.  He knows all things: past, present, and future.  He loves us and cares about the outcome of our life.  Isn’t Jesus the perfect operator?
The choice is yours.  Who is going to be in the driver seat of your life?  Romans 8:6 says, “The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.”  I don’t know about you, but life and peace sounds much better than death.  Don’t make a go of this life on your own.  There is a God who loves you and wants to walk with you, if you will let him.  If you do things your way, you will end up with a wrecked life, but if you allow God to be in control, you will have a life of purpose, fulfillment, and peace.  Think about it!

Jason Allen
FBC Central


  1. Because I Care

    July 12, 2011 at 10:34 am


  2. Denise

    July 13, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Awesome words! Thank you

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